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AHIS3000 – Advanced Reading Unit in Ancient History

2020 – Session 1, Weekday attendance, North Ryde

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General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit Convenor and Lecturer
Lea Beness
Contact via lea.beness@mq.edu.au
Australian Hearing Hub, South Wing, Level 2, until April break then Arts Precinct, Building B110
By appointment
Unit Convenor and Lecturer
Yann Tristant
Contact via yann.tristant@mq.edu.au
Australian Hearing Hub, South Wing, Level 2
By appointment only
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
Admission to BAncHist and 130cp at 1000 level or above
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description
Students will undertake extended research on a topic arising from an AHIS unit which they have previously completed, and produce a research project which will be presented orally at a unit mini-conference and as a written paper (2500-3000 words). In preparation for the larger research project students will submit an annotated bibliography and research plan together with a review of a book relevant to the project. Students must contact the unit convenor by the first week of the session to obtain approval for their topic.

Important Academic Dates

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: acquire knowledge of historical developments and historiography relevant to chosen topic
  • ULO2: demonstrate skill in evaluating ancient source material and modern interpretations of that source material at an advanced level
  • ULO3: formulate arguments and express ideas at an advanced level
  • ULO4: develop sophisticated research skills and an ability to manage an extended research and writing project
  • ULO5: reflect upon the process of research and on scholarly debates

Assessment Tasks

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Delivery and Resources

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FINDING A SUPERVISOR

Students will undertake research on a topic arising from an Ancient History unit which they have previously undertaken. Usually, supervisors will be the course convenor of the unit chosen. For your convenience, a list of academic staff and their research interests can be found at:

<https://www.mq.edu.au/faculty-of-arts/departments-and-schools/department-of-ancient-history/our-people>

**Students are advised strongly to make contact with the relevant member of staff as soon as the unit guide is published and to set up a meeting as soon as possible to gain a staff member's approval to act in a supervisory capacity and to discuss a potential topic. (Staff contact information can be found at the url given immediately above.) The general rule is that staff members should not supervise more than three AHIS3000 students at a time. Students must contact one of the unit convenors by the end of the first week of the session to register their topic and the name of their supervisor.

CLASSES

There will be four group meetings in this unit. There will be two short meetings: one in Week 1 (Tuesday, 25th February, 9.00–11.00 in 140 Tutorial Room, 11 Wally's Walk) and

another in Week 7 (Tuesday, 7th April, 9.00–11.00am in 140 Tutorial Room, 11 Wally's Walk).

The first group meeting will be organizational and introductory (no preparation is required) and the second is intended to give students the opportunity to meet and discuss any issues which might have arisen in the course of their research. Attendance at the first meeting is essential but optional at the mid-session meeting in Week 7. Students will be reminded of the dates and times of these meetings via an Announcement on the unit's iLearn site.

Presenting at the mini-conference held on the mornings of the Tuesday and Wednesday of Week 13 (2nd and 3rd of June) is COMPULSORY. Students should consult with their supervisors about their research on a regular basis.

**It is also compulsory for students to have met at least twice with their supervisor and obtained feedback on their developing research project by the end of Week 4.

REQUIRED READING AND TEXTS

Students should consult with their supervisors regarding required and recommended reading.

TECHNOLOGY USED AND REQUIRED

The unit has an iLearn page which can be accessed at: http://ilearn.mq.edu.au/. PC and internet access are therefore required. Basic computer skills (e.g., internet browsing) and skills in word processing are also a requirement. Please consult teaching staff for any further, more specific, requirements.

EXAMINATIONS

Please note that there are no formal examinations in this unit.

SATISFACTORY COMPLETION OF UNIT

A student is expected to attempt all forms of assessment and is required to achieve an overall mark of 50% or above to complete the unit satisfactorily.

IMPORTANT NOTE ON FINAL MARKS

Please note with respect to the marks you receive for work during the session: that the marks given are indicative only; final marks will be determined after moderation. See further the note on Results in the Policies and Procedures section below.

Unit Schedule

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There will be four group meetings in this unit. There will be two short meetings: one in Week 1 (Tuesday, 25th February, 9.00–11.00 in 140 Tutorial Room, 11 Wally's Walk) and

another in Week 7 (Tuesday, 7th April, 9.00–11.00am in 140 Tutorial Room, 11 Wally's Walk).

The first group meeting will be organizational and introductory (no preparation is required) and the second is intended to give students the opportunity to meet and discuss any issues which might have arisen in the course of their research. Attendance at the first meeting is essential but optional at the mid-session meeting in Week 7. Students will be reminded of the dates and times of these meetings via an Announcement on the unit's iLearn site.

Presenting at the mini-conference held on the mornings of the Tuesday and Wednesday of Week 13 (2nd and 3rd of June) is COMPULSORY. Students should consult with their supervisors about their research on a regular basis.

**It is also compulsory for students to have met at least twice with their supervisor and obtained feedback on their developing research project by the end of Week 4.

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Students seeking more policy resources can visit the Student Policy Gateway (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/student-policy-gateway). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

If you would like to see all the policies relevant to Learning and Teaching visit Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central).

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/study/getting-started/student-conduct​

Results

Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

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Student Enquiry Service

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Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

IT Help

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When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.

Changes since First Published

Date Description
20/02/2020 The Assessments were wrongly ordered in the Assessment table. This problem has now been corrected.